Graveside Service at Salem Moravian Graveyard
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Friday, Aug 17, 2018
Jul 10, 1921 - Aug 14, 2018
Ramseur - Loving father and husband, Richard Willson Allen, 97, formerly of Winston-Salem, NC passed away August 14, 2018 at the The Randolph Hospice House. Richard was born July 10, 1921, in Winston-Salem, NC to John James Allen, Sr. and Annie Willson Allen. He graduated from Gray High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. The latter greatly influenced his life and his belief in democracy, his country and the freedoms that he fought to protect. After a long career with several automobile dealerships he retired from Bob Neill Pontiac. Richard loved spending weekends maintaining his lawn and house. Being a lifelong member of Home Moravian Church, he ushered for decades. Love of his country was apparent in his political discussions which centered on the premise that Americans should "ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." He will be missed by always remembered for devotion to his country, love of God and family, and his strength of character-the only lasting legacy.
Surviving are his wife of 76 years, Hazel Smith Allen; daughters, Angela Caviness (Mike) and Barbara Lineback (Jimmy); grandchildren, Leslie and Rodney Caviness, Gina Derrenbacher (Jesse), and Fane Lineback (Ben); and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2018 at Salem Moravian Graveyard in Winston-Salem, NC with Rev. Virginia Tobiassen officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Randolph Hospice House, PO Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204 or Home Moravian Church, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
Friends may pay their respects from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Thursday at Salem Funeral Home, 120 South Main St., Winston-Salem or from 8:00-9:45 a.m. Friday prior to the service at Salem Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made online at www.salemfh.com.
Robin M. Haneline
To the family,I am so Sorry!
Uncle Richard was a wonderful man!
I would think of him and Aunt Hazel
often.They used to bring my mom a
frosty when they were visit!
With sincere sympathy!